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Hi Guy's. I have the Knoppix Live CD and like the idea of GIMP. I can get it up and running fine, but how do I import one or other ...
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    Hi Guy's. I have the Knoppix Live CD and like the idea of GIMP. I can get it up and running fine, but how do I import one or other of my photo's into it? I have lots of photographs on my Win XP setup and GIMP for Windows handles them fine, but once in Knoppix I am lost. What do I have to do to get a photo into GIMP so that I can try and manipulate it it? Hope someone can help. Cypher

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    It should be exactly the same, just go to File > Open to bring a photo in. Is it an older Knoppix/Gimp release?

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    Hi Bigtomrodney. Thanks for the reply. Didn't expect one so quick. Knoppix is 5.1.1 so not so old I think. It is strange really. Obviously my ignorance is showing here, but I did try the 'open' idea as I do in Windows GIMP, but it never offered me any options to retrieve files from like the Win edition does. I thought it would have listed /hda/ or one of the USB disks, but nothing. Cor! I must be very dense or something. Getting on okay with Gimp otherwise, well I can take a snap of the Gimp tools and play around with it, but there has to be more than that. Wonder if I plug an SD card into the USB slot, would it pick the photo's off that? Have to give it a try later. Hey! Thanks anyway for bothering with me and my problem. I will learn the technique sooner or later. Regards Cyper

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    I'll have a look later at my own Gimp install. I'm just wondering though are you trying to edit photos or build a photo collection? It kind of sounds like you want to import your photos to a library style application. Gimp wouldn't be suitable for that as it is for editing/artwork. I use F-spot for my photo library and a lot of other people use Gwenview or Digikam the same way.

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    No. Not trying to create a library or anything like that. I have all my photo's in libraries on other drives, all created in Win Photoshop. All I want to do is to p[ick one off those drives and work on it in Gimp. Does that help? Regards Cypher

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    Hey guy's. Can't belive that no one knows the answer to what bugs me. Ok so I have Gimp opened and click on and need to import a photo into is so that I can work on it.

    I get a box and at the bottom there is a slot where I am supposed to enter a URL. I have tried everything but never get anywhere. So what am I supposed to enter to get a photo off one of my hard drives? Please can some nowledgeable Gimper set me right. Thanks a lot. Cypher

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    This is the standard open dialog

    3.* Opening Files

    You can browse to files as you would normally. However there is sometimes a collapsed option With "Browse for other files" beside it. Can you see this in your dialogue?

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    Hey guy's. How stupid can a guy get? Problem solved....how did I do it? Mounted the hard drive that has all my photographic work on it. Selected a photo and let Knoppix open it with Gimp. What a joy to see it work, this software is a dream. Many thanks to all who took the trouble to help this dummy. All I need to find out now, is how to get Abiword into my Knoppix. Can't find it on the Knoppix CD Version 5.1.1 Regards. Cypher
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    Glad you got it sorted and sorry I overlooked asking if your drives were mounted

    Just glad it's going

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